Debating with Kandarohi

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear students and friends,

Years back, I gave a teaching to a few Kecharians and friends. In the audience was a man I nick-named Kandarohi who had a few questions that I feel many people may also have… so I decided to put up a video of Kandarohi and myself debating. It was fun…It is through friendly and kind debate that we get answers to our questions sometimes, have more questions, get the answers to more questions –  and come to well-thought about conclusions. Sometimes it leads to deeper rememberance of a subject also.

In this video, I was debating with Kandarohi briefly about habituation, responsibility and imprints. Kandarohi is a very intelligent man and picks up really quickly. I enjoyed talking with him while he was in Malaysia. He has since moved to USA to be with his partner and we are rarely in touch. I hope Kandarohi does get in touch in the future with Kechara and get into much more wonderful dharma work because he does love dharma and it’s logic.

Do read the transcript and listen to the debate, it has helped Kandarohi to understand the essence of these three important factors, I’m sure you will learn through his debate too. Let me know what you have learned from this debate. Enjoy and learn.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

 


 

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Rinpoche: Not taking responsibility: is that inherently negative or not? It’s a trick question so be careful. He’s a PhD holder so let’s see how smart he is. See, he’s thinking. He loves trick questions, it challenges his mind.

Kandarohi: Yes

Rinpoche: Surprising, deep voice! Okay, why?

Kandarohi: Well, when we do, when we do an action, either, I mean, we create the results of it whether we own it or we don’t own it.

Rinpoche: Okay.

Kandarohi: But if we’re confirmed, I mean, we must own our action, so, if we’re confronted or anything, “Oh no but I didn’t…”, and then, you know, other things result, you –

Rinpoche: Is, is habitual, is there a difference between habitual irresponsibility and irresponsibility?

Kandarohi: No because it goes in a cycle and then it comes back and reinforces, it becomes habituation.

Rinpoche: So if you don’t know something and you’re irresponsible, it’s the same as you know it and it’s habitual, correct?

Kandarohi: Yes.

Rinpoche: Incorrect. So if you’ve been transported to somewhere in Africa, and you’ve been living in a hut, and you’re supposed to get the water from the river 50 kilometers away, you didn’t do that, you didn’t know you had to do that, because you’re looking for the faucet, and then they say you’re irresponsible, are you? Do you collect the karma of being irresponsible?

Kandarohi: No, you have to –

Rinpoche: Do you collect the karma of being irresponsible, means pushing your way on someone else and letting other people do something for you that you’re supposed to do and you don’t care about the pain it creates them, maybe double the work or double the time. So, unknowing irresponsibility and habitual irresponsibility, is there a difference?

Kandarohi: Well, if you break a law, you suffer the consequences whether you know or you didn’t know. You still have to –

Rinpoche: No. Unknowing irresponsibility and knowing, habitual irresponsibility, is there a difference?

 

(Off-camera, Kandarohi nods)

Rinpoche: Yes, what is the difference?

Kandarohi: Because you were never, you were never taught what is right or wrong.

Rinpoche: Very good. And the other one is? Habitual irresponsibility?

Kandarohi: You know, you do it again.

Rinpoche: Correct. And habitual irresponsibility and unknowing irresponsibility is both harmful to the receiver. It is both harmful. Which one would be more severe?

Kandarohi: The knowing, not the other one.

Rinpoche: And why is habitual irresponsibility and unknowing irresponsible negative? Why does it incur negative result? Why?

Kandarohi: Because it still causes harm.

Rinpoche: Correct. Harm on what basis?

Kandarohi: On the basis of a person you harm.

Rinpoche: On the basis of a person who can feel harm.

Kandarohi: Yes.

Rinpoche: Correct. So, therefore, there’s a difference between habitual irresponsibility and unknowing irresponsibility, correct? And it has negative karmic repercussions, correct? It has negative repercussions on what basis?

Kandarohi: And the basis the other person is able to be harmed.

Rinpoche: Correct, another being is able to be harmed. If there is not another being that can be harmed, and it’s habitual or unknowing irresponsibility, is there still negative karma?

Kandarohi: No.

Rinpoche: Everybody agree? Who agrees, raise your hand. Who doesn’t agree, raise your hand. Some of you don’t have hands. Okay. Because both, everybody’s like (looking around, blinking). My conclusion is some of you don’t have hands. What was the question? I forgot. What was the question? I forgot. You forgot too!

Kandarohi: I mean, if there is no object to be harmed…

Rinpoche: There is no receiver of the object of our irresponsibility, is there still negative karma accrued from being irresponsible? Either intentional or unintentional? Knowing or unknowing, sorry. Is there still negative karma that arises from that?

Kandarohi: Yes.

Rinpoche: But you said no.

Kandarohi: I’ve changed my mind, upon reflection.

Rinpoche: Upon reflection. Do you change your hairstyle upon reflection every year?

Kandarohi: No.

Rinpoche: Some things you don’t reflect, okay.  We like your hair. Om Vajrasattva Hum. Tell me the difference: how is it when there is no recipient of harm but there’s irresponsibility, there is still negative karma that’s accrued? How?

Kandarohi: Because you created the action, then you have to suffer the results.

Rinpoche: But there’s no one to receive that action, so how do you have to suffer? So if I slap you or if I slap the curtain, the karma is the same?

Kandarohi: But you’re, but your….

Rinpoche: My motivation is to hurt a curtain?

Kandarohi: No, you reinforce the imprint in your mind.

Rinpoche: What’s the imprint in my mind, to hurt curtains?

Kandarohi: To let your anger out.

Rinpoche: Okay. So if I slap a curtain –

Kandarohi: As…and if there’s an environmental, if a person’s standing there, you might just, it might arise again.

Rinpoche: Excellent. Now therefore, whether there’s an obvious, living, conscious, recipient – I’m not talking about a plant – a conscious recipient that can feel pain, and you are irresponsible to them, either it’s intentional or not, there’s still karma, correct? (Kandarohi nods) But if there’s not a living recipient and you’re still irresponsible, you’re still irresponsible, you still collect negative karma, correct? Why? Because who are you harming now?

Kandarohi: Self.

Rinpoche: That’s right. How do you harm yourself when there’s no outer recipient of your irresponsibility? How do you harm yourself?

Kandarohi: Because you reinforce in your mind.

Rinpoche: What are you reinforcing?

Kandarohi: The imprint.

Rinpoche: Okay. So, if you reinforce the imprints in your mind, why is that negative? Why is that harmful?

Kandarohi: Because if the right environmental cause comes along, you’ll react in that way…

Rinpoche: Where there… that’s right. So therefore, if we’re irresponsible, whether it is knowing or unknowing, there is still karmic repercussions. Which one will be heavier?

Kandarohi: Knowing

Rinpoche: Why is knowing heavier?

Kandarohi: Because of your intention.

Rinpoche: What are the two factors that arise from that? You’ve mentioned it already. It’s negative because A and B. Only 2 factors.

Kandarohi: Your motivation?

Rinpoche: No. The person that is receiving the harm and your reinforcement that when you’re reinforced, you’ll harm more in the future. You understand? So therefore, knowing, intentional irresponsibility is harmful. Unknowing, unintentional irresponsibility is always harmful. Why? Because unknowing will lead to knowing, if it is not stopped. So a person who is irresponsible and creates harm, setbacks, not following deadlines, not falling in with other people and it’s harming them – when it harms them, when it harms them, and it’s intentional, that creates negative karma, correct? So therefore if a person views an irresponsible person in a negative way, is that subjective or objective?

Kandarohi: Subjective.

Rinpoche: Why is that subjective? The person’s irresponsible.

Kandarohi: But you don’t know, I mean, you haven’t look deeper, you don’t know…

Rinpoche: Okay, we hang around with that person, go out with them for a year…

Kandarohi: Isn’t that…you’re imputing again?

Rinpoche: Yes. At my level, I have only evidence to impute on, but from the side of…for the sake of argument, from the person’s side that’s irresponsible, do they not create a greater karma because they allow other people to increase their imputation? So even if they do nothing and they just sit there and look pretty, do they not harm people around them? So therefore, a person who has vows to be responsible, and they’re not responsible and they break their vows just by not doing anything is very harmful. It’s the biggest harm. Why? They allow other people to increase their imputations and they’re holding their negative views and they don’t let them practice. That’s why people who break their vows, they’re expelled from the monastery. Do you understand?

Kandarohi: Yes.

Rinpoche: That’s how we learn in the monasteries. We interact and we talk. We examine. We don’t just sit and lecture. We actually challenge and think. Sometimes we will take this side, sometimes we will take this side, sometimes we take this side; it’s called debate. We have to challenge. Why? When you challenge and you debate it out just like Kandarohi and I just did, when you have come to a clear understanding, then from that is born faith. From faith comes practice and transformation. Practice is application of what you have learnt, comes transformation. And the transformation will be firm and strong and irrevocable, cannot go backwards, when it’s based on sound observation and knowledge. That’s exactly how we do it in the monasteries. Much more complicated of course, and very fast. Very, very fast that you have to go back and forth, back and forth.

 

Transcribed by Joey Wong

Proofread by Elena Khong


 


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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 26, 2014 at 3:30 am

    So much we can learn from reading this debate, one of the things I take with me is that it is not ok to let our anger manifest out which in turn habituates us to anger. When that happens over and over again on day we will manifest our anger when a person is with us and chances us we will manifest that anger out to them.

  2. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing the short video showing Rinpoche and Kandarohi debating about the difference between habitual irresponsibility and knowing irresponsibility. This debate is a good exercise for our mind to think deeper logically about being irresponsibility whether we do it intentionally or other wise. When we further convince ourselves with more facts, more examples and covering all angles of any aspect in one Dharma topic, we can easily walk the talk through our own actions and easily convince others with logical facts when someone challenge us in any of our Dharma discussion.

    This video has opened up my mind again and whether we harm any sentient being or harm ourselves intentionally or we are not aware of, definitely karma will come back to us. Let us be more mindful with our body, speech and mind.

    Thank you Rinpoche!

    With folded hands,
    kin hoe

  3. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Sep 15, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche’s sharing. The topic let me learn that unintentional irresponsible is always harmful because unknowing will lead to knowing, if it is not stopped. a person who is irresponsible will creates harm. So never underestimate unintentional irresponsibility actions from us so that we will not create the cause to harm other.

  4. Hee TS on Sep 14, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    這是一個非常具有挑戰性和有趣的对話,這是一個很多事物值得思考和自我反省。我一直以為收到的惡業,從不負責任,但從來沒有真正理解到這種程度,不負責任比不知情的不負責任重得多。我會再用心重觀看,觀察,体会其中含義。感谢仁波切的视频分享及Joey 和 Elena 清晰的文字記錄.

  5. Jim Yeh on Sep 24, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I hope Kandarohi gets in touch with Kechara again, he is indeed an intelligent man who can think on his feet.

    This debate was very insightful for me, I was able to understand more about knowing and unknowing irresponsibilities. I need to be more conscientious of my work and give people around me more work by making them double check everything I do. I am very much guilty of that.

    This debate also made me examine my actions more carefully, as I could be collecting heavy negative karma unknowingly by simply doing nothing! Goodness gracious!

    Thanks Joey and Elena for transcribing this.

  6. Cliff on May 14, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Wow, this is a very challenging and interesting debate, i had to read and listen to it many times to even extract a small understanding of it. It’s a lot to think about and reflect on. I had always thought you do receive negative karma from being irresponsible but never really understood it to this extent and i thought knowing irresponsibility was much heavier than unknowing irresponsibility.

    I really like the part where i learnt that being irresponsible even when there is no living recipient around you still can collect negative karma by hurting yourself, that you reinforce the imprint in your mind, when the right situation comes along you would react in that way. I never thought about it that way but then again what you get good practice out of something you get really good at it, in turn you end up hurting more people than just yourself by practicing to be irresponsible unintentionally. “The person that is receiving the harm and your reinforcement that when you’re reinforced, you’ll harm more in the future.”

    “Knowing, intentional irresponsibility is harmful. Unknowing, unintentional irresponsibility is always harmful. Why? Because unknowing will lead to knowing, if it is not stopped.” This made me think about the dharma and why we are so lucky to receive dharma teachings from Rinpoche. Bringing us into deeper thoughts and reflecting upon our actions, because we wouldn’t know if our actions are hurting others or not and even if we did why is it bad. Just like our mothers and fathers teach us from right and wrong. Doesn’t matter being irresponsible intentionally or not has a difference, if you continue to practice it it ends up hurting others and most importantly ourselves.

    I also really enjoyed the fact that I learnt that by being irresponsible or breaking your vows it creates the negative karma of increasing another’s person’s imputations by holding negative views of me being iressponsible. It really made me think deeper into my actions, i didn’t think about it that way and the negative effects it has on other people and how bad the negative karma of being irresponsible creates.

    I hope what I learnt from this is correect or makes sense. I really enjoyed reading and listening to this debate. If i remember correectly i was at this teaching when Rinpoche and Kandarohi had this debate but it was too fast and too heavy for me to pick up and understand at that time, im thankful for Rinpoche putting this up to share with us this debate and hope i picked up the right points from it,

    I hope Rinpoche is well. Take care.

    • Cliff on May 14, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      Hopefully I wouldn’t be any more irresponsible than I am now. Hehe.

  7. Joy on Jan 7, 2013 at 1:40 am

    I remember this! Kandarohi was gooood… he did really well debating with Rinpoche. I remembered Rinpoche was very quick asking him questions and he was calm and answered not through guessing but through really thinking and using logic to track back what Rinpoche has taught. Of course Rinpoche made it all fun and light as well. However, it was really interesting to witness this debate and Rinpoche has said many times to us Kandarohi is very intelligent and high in EQ. He would have been an excellent writer if he was still with us. Hope one day his path will cross ours again.

  8. Erickksiow on Dec 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    The sharing session made me think a lot. Not that easy to understand, but i will re-watch and re-watch again.

    Thank You Rinpoche. 🙂

    Best Regards : Erickksiow

  9. Henry Ooi on Oct 14, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Ah yes, the good ole days at Damekhang or sometimes referred to as the yellow house.

    I hope Kandarohi is well and doing OK in USA. He would have gained more if he stayed in Malaysia.

    Morale of the story: Take responsibility and never say I don’t know – learn. Responsibility for oneself and others.

  10. Wah Ying on Sep 26, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Thank you so much for the video and the transcript. Thank you Joey and Elena.

    It makes me understand more about how clear understanding comes strong faith, and practice and transformation. I once have question on: after you understand something will the understanding last forever, for sometimes only or will revert back?…Now I know when our understanding based on sound observation and knowledge, especially we challenge the thought with ourself or others, then it will be firm.

    I thank Rinpoche for showing us the logic and value behind the tradition of debating. And it shows as well the difference with a Guru and without a Guru and the need to have a Guru not just scripture in our spiritual journey to get significant result.

    It reminds me about the importance of holding vows and the harm not doing anything. And the reinforcement of negative imprint in a simple yet profound way. It’s definitely a superb teaching to listen to!

  11. Vivek Karmaa Subba on Sep 24, 2012 at 3:17 am

    I learnt something really important today! Looks like I’m short tempered because of myself and my habits…which I seem to reinforce again and again…looks like I’m really low on good karma… need to change for d better. Thank you Rinpoche!

  12. Sean Pang on Sep 24, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    thank you so much for sharing this post and the video of the debate.

    Thanks also to Joey for the transcription and Elena for proof-reading.

    It’s a deep teaching for me. I had to read it a few times.

    “Knowing, intentional irresponsibility is harmful. Unknowing, unintentional irresponsibility is always harmful… a person who has vows to be responsible, and they’re not responsible and they break their vows just by not doing anything is very harmful. It’s the biggest harm. Why? They allow other people to increase their imputations and they’re holding their negative views and they don’t let them practice.”.

    All of THAT must zap through our brain synapses for EVERYTHING we say and do. How often do we say or do something only to regret it right after the act? How often more do we do something without realising that it was wrong?

    A scary but necessary thing to keep in mind and work on.

    Sean in Shanghai

  13. Carmen Lin on Sep 23, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    This is awesome! To always exercise and train our minds to think. I’ve always have an ignorance and lazy mind that does not like to think much. I’ve always wanting and thinking of changing this quality of mine, but now I’ve decided to do something with it, to transform it. This is the least I can do for myself, by transforming the mind to be a better one… I shall as well learn to be responsible of my thoughts and actions… _/\_

  14. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 21, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Felt like it was yesterday when we were at kechara House 1 🙂 . The monasteries really do debates like this to help with the understanding. Kandarohi really had a lot of dharmic seeds.

  15. Sheryl KH (JB) on Sep 20, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching and Joey and Elena for your transcribing and proofing works.

    With this teaching, now I come to understand that ACTUALLY both habiitual irresponsibility and unknowing irresponsibility are both harmful and that even if the object that we cause harm is liveless, we still create negative karma.

    Irresponsibility causes harm to both the receivers and ourselves. Now I feel that things in life can be so fine that unknowingly we can easily create negative karma.

    Without teachings, we wouldnt understand and hence we will continue to do what we thought is right/wrong.

    Responsibility is something that exists in all parts of our daily lives, from house to work. I think this is a very meaningful article to be posted here.

  16. sweekeong on Sep 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Awesome debate! I cannot catch up with the profound meaning until I read over the transcript. Thank you Rinpoche, Kandarohi, Joey and Elena. The video together with the transcript makes it clearer about the effects of karma, and our responsibility when we hold vows especially when we do nothing about it.

  17. lewkwanleng on Sep 20, 2012 at 2:09 am

    I have watched this before and it is always good to refresh 🙂 I thank Joey for transcribing and Elena for proofreading it.

    I pray that Kandarohi will soon reconnect with Kechara again…

    • lewkwanleng on Nov 4, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Ha, apparently, Zahir Sutarwala = Kandarohi and he is friend with a few of Kecharians 🙂

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    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tamer-of-nagas-hayagriva-sangdrup
  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Apr 25. 2019 11:25 AM
    There are 3 Dharma Kings in Tibet. First Dharma King was Songtsen Gampo. His 2 wives from Nepal and China are said to be the emanations of Tara. Due to their influence, King Songtsen Gampo became an enthusiastic promoter of the Dharma in Tibet. The second Dharma King was King Trisong Detsen, he invited great Indian masters Padmasambhava and Shantarakshita to Tibet to spread the Dharma. He also constructed the first Buddhist monastery, Samye Monastery in Tibet and orchestrated the ordination of the first 7 Tibetan Sangha members. There are many good deeds King Trisong Detsen had performed in spreading the Dharma in Tibet, click here to read more:

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  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 11:21 PM
    Neerja Bhanot – A Selfless Heroine

    She may be gone but she should not be forgotten for her brave deeds. Due her selflessness, she had saved many from the terrorists. Imagine under such conditions of fear and terror, she is still able to give up her safety for others. Do read of how Neerja Bhanot is a true heroine.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/neerja-bhanot-a-selfless-heroine.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 11:02 PM
    Rexie: the Australian Heroine

    Read about this loving dog that is protective of his family but also had save many lives. She had a special gift of saving people from suicide. We should never look down on animals just because they speak a different language and different set of living standard than us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/rexie-the-australian-heroine.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 10:17 PM
    My Strange Addictions

    Many people develop some form of addition as an escape or temporary respite from the stress of life. But addictions are usually something that could affect our lives adversely, like drugs, sex, alcohol, smoking, food, etc. Do read more to find out stranger addictions that people have.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/my-strange-addictions.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 12:44 PM
    Beautiful art painting Of Vajrapani and Dorje Shugden paints a thousands words. As a protector and guide of Gautama Buddha and rose to symbolize the Buddha’s power and Dorje Shugden a Dharma Protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings form a powerful combination in this beautiful thangka. It will be wonderful to have it printed in our house or on our altar.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-lord-of-secrets-vajrapani
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 12:42 PM
    Beautiful art paintings of White Tara , Ushnishavijaya (Namgyalma), Amitayus, Dorje Shugden. In Tibetan Buddhism, White Tara is also known as Jetsun Dölma as a Buddhist saviour-goddess with numerous forms, widely popular in Nepal, Tibet, and Mongolia. She is the protective, helpful and comforting mother who shows limitless kindness, generosity and protection to all who rely on her.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-supreme-saviouress-white-tara
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 12:41 PM
    The importance of cleanliness in our lives cannot be denied. Maintaining a clean environment is for the health of all humans. As our health completely depends on the surrounding atmosphere. The practice of cleaning is not only for the environment, but also for our mind . We can change our recognition of cleaning from something that’s negative to something that’s positive, then our quality of life will improve. The importance of having a clean room, clean environment is to respect the people we invited to. To develop the clear mind, we need to be aware of being very mindful, everything should be clean. Make it as a practice, consistently .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-importance-of-having-a-clean-room
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 06:03 AM
    The Life of Yul Brynner (1920 – 1985)

    Read about this actor who acted in the King and, which won morvie acclaims worldwide. Interesting to learn of his life.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-life-of-yul-brynner-1920-1985.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 05:29 AM
    Tyurgen Wowed with Mongolian Throat Singing

    An amazing Russian who won the judges’ hearts with Mongolian throat singing. You should listen to his powerful ability which is unique and welcoming.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tyurgen-wowed-with-mongolian-throat-singing

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Joanne Kam and Justin Ripley in Kechara doing some cooking..
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Everyday offerings of fresh cooked food and drinks are offered to awakened world peace protector Dorje Shugden on my shrine. It is my way to thank Him for all the help He has given to so many people throughout the decades I've introduced Him to. It is my way to include Him as my family and a feeling of closeness and gratitude I have for Him. He's a revered family member who happens to be enlightened and also my close friend. Tsem Rinpoche (Food offering prayer~ https://bit.ly/1VkYXJa)
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Read about this special Goddess Lok Yeay Mao of Cambodia. I came across her picture and found her very unique and blogged about it. Do enjoy the reading- https://bit.ly/2HR3vqi
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March 18, 2019-Oser is very photogenic as usual.
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
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    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
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    Living off the grid in Australia
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KSK Penang Team visited a dialysis patient to deliver dry food provisions for his family. He has a kidney transplant when he was 12 years old and for the past years is undergoing dialysis three times a week and this has put a financial strain to him. We will try to assist him in anyway we can. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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KSK Penang Team visited a dialysis patient to deliver dry food provisions for his family. He has a kidney transplant when he was 12 years old and for the past years is undergoing dialysis three times a week and this has put a financial strain to him. We will try to assist him in anyway we can. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
One day, we received a humble wish list from this poor family, an elderly mother who takes care of her grown up son with special needs. ‘It’s quite uneasy to use toilet without a proper door but I do not have enough money to fix it,’ said the mother. Without a second thought, our kindest sponsor, La Hong Eu has decided to make meaningful sponsorship to this case. Big thanks to Bernard Ting and Vickneshwaran for helping this family to replace the broken one with a brand new folding door. Together we are the reason that someone has a sweet smile on her face. #Kechara #foodbank #care - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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One day, we received a humble wish list from this poor family, an elderly mother who takes care of her grown up son with special needs. ‘It’s quite uneasy to use toilet without a proper door but I do not have enough money to fix it,’ said the mother. Without a second thought, our kindest sponsor, La Hong Eu has decided to make meaningful sponsorship to this case. Big thanks to Bernard Ting and Vickneshwaran for helping this family to replace the broken one with a brand new folding door. Together we are the reason that someone has a sweet smile on her face. #Kechara #foodbank #care - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Laying the rescued food down on the table would mean we will minimise chance of wastage from another level when our recipients will have the privilege to choose what they really need and want. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Laying the rescued food down on the table would mean we will minimise chance of wastage from another level when our recipients will have the privilege to choose what they really need and want. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Have you ever done beading? Join us for a blessed Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! http://bit.ly/2IMh5eN - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Have you ever done beading? Join us for a blessed Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! http://bit.ly/2IMh5eN - shared by Pastor Antoinette
What do you do on Saturday mornings? Join us for a meaningful time and be blessed by the Buddhas during the Spiritual Saturday at Kechara Forest Retreat! - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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What do you do on Saturday mornings? Join us for a meaningful time and be blessed by the Buddhas during the Spiritual Saturday at Kechara Forest Retreat! - shared by Pastor Antoinette
With Dorje Shugden in your car, bus, bike, boat or lorry, you will be protected and blessed. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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With Dorje Shugden in your car, bus, bike, boat or lorry, you will be protected and blessed. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat, this bus was blessed and is now protected by the Three Jewels. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat, this bus was blessed and is now protected by the Three Jewels. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart. In order to send the foodpack to our client in johor bahru area, we need a team that are always ready . Luckily, we have a group of wonderful volunteers that are commited to serve our community. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart. In order to send the foodpack to our client in johor bahru area, we need a team that are always ready . Luckily, we have a group of wonderful volunteers that are commited to serve our community. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Children paint their own mask for Halloween day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children paint their own mask for Halloween day. Lin Mun KSDS
Parents and students did a group discussion together on the Bully topic  Lin Mun KSDS
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Parents and students did a group discussion together on the Bully topic Lin Mun KSDS
A talk on Bully by Peggy. A very informative sharing for students and parents. Lin Mun KSDS
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A talk on Bully by Peggy. A very informative sharing for students and parents. Lin Mun KSDS
Great to start kids with dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
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Great to start kids with dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Victoria guided the students to do prayer in the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Victoria guided the students to do prayer in the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Creative horror drawing created by Teacher Kien. Alice, KSDS
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Creative horror drawing created by Teacher Kien. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Asyley led the kids to participate animal liberation. Alice, KSDS
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Teacher Asyley led the kids to participate animal liberation. Alice, KSDS
Healthy Meals for lunch sponsored by Mr Ravi & friends! We thank you for your unending support to #kecharasoupkitchen in our plight in serving the #homeless. Would you like to sponsor lunch for our street friends? To find out more, checkout our website for more details :) Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 days ago
Healthy Meals for lunch sponsored by Mr Ravi & friends! We thank you for your unending support to #kecharasoupkitchen in our plight in serving the #homeless. Would you like to sponsor lunch for our street friends? To find out more, checkout our website for more details :) Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 days ago
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Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
2 weeks ago
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
2 weeks ago
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you committed university students of University of Malaya for helping in our #foodrescue activities. These still good to eat and in date edible bread will be very useful for the needy students in universities! Thank you Komugi Malaysia for contributing and help reduce food wastage! #zerofoodwastage #kecharafoodbank #kecharasoupkitchen #endhunger - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Thank you committed university students of University of Malaya for helping in our #foodrescue activities. These still good to eat and in date edible bread will be very useful for the needy students in universities! Thank you Komugi Malaysia for contributing and help reduce food wastage! #zerofoodwastage #kecharafoodbank #kecharasoupkitchen #endhunger - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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